Educational Psychology

By Dr Sameer Babu M   |   University of Kerala
Learners enrolled: 3026
This 2-credit course on Educational Psychology is an interesting course that looks into various aspects of learner and learning. Theoretical and conceptual aspects, various factors affecting learning, and dimensions of learning are also designed in this 7-week course. Similarly, personality, intelligence, motivation, attitude, and aptitude are detailed out briefly. Learning and its assessment, the innovative practices, and research trends in learning are also addressed. This would be a real experience of online leaning with colorful sets of assignments that would gear the learning to its optimum.
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Core
Duration : 8 weeks
Category :
  • Teacher Education
Credit Points : 2
Level : Undergraduate
Start Date : 24 Jan 2022
End Date :
Enrollment Ends : 28 Feb 2022
Exam Date :

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Course layout

1 Learning and its various concerns- Part:1
2 Learning and its various concerns – Part: 2
3 Learning and its various concerns– Part: 3
4 Theoretical sketch on learning- Part-1
5 Theoretical sketch on learning– Part: 2
6 Theoretical sketch on learning- – Part: 3
7 Theoretical sketch on learning– Part: 4
8 Theoretical sketch on learning- – Part: 5
9 Learning situation and related factors– Part: 1
10 Learning situation and related factors– Part: 2
11 Learning situation and related factors– Part: 3
12 Learning situation and related factors– Part: 4
13 Intelligence and personality– Part: 1
14 Intelligence and personality– Part: 2
15 Intelligence and personality– Part: 3
16 Assessment of learning– Part: 1
17 Assessment of learning– Part: 2
18 Assessment of learning– Part: 3
19 Research and Learning: trends and practices – Part: 1
20 Research and Learning: trends and practices – Part: 2
21 Research and Learning: trends and practices – Part: 3

Books and references

McWilliams, Nancy (2011). Psychoanalytic diagnosis: understanding personality structure in the clinical process (2 ed.). New York: Guilford Press. ISBN 978-1-60918-494-0. OCLC 698580704.
Aiken, L. R. (1984). Psychological Testing and Assessment (4th edition). Boston: Allyn & Bacon. 
Anastasi, A. (1968). Psychological Testing. London: Macmillan Company. Ciccarelli, S.K., & Meyer, G.E.(2009). Psychology. South Asian Edition. Pearson, New Delhi. 
Bates, K. L. (2006). Type A personality not linked to heart disease". Retrieved 2006-11-05.
Bottlender, Miriam; Preuss U.; Soyka M. (2006). "Association of personality disorders with Type A and Type B alcoholics". European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience. 256 (1): 55–61. doi:10.1007/s00406-005-0601-y. PMID 16041558. S2CID 1798692.
Freeman, F.S. (1962). Theory and Practice of Psychological Testing. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston (Indian Edition). 
Hjelle, L.A., Zieglar, D.J.(1992). Personality Theories. Basic Assumptions, Research, and Applications. 3rd ed.McGraw Hill. 
Kagan, J. (1994). Galen's Prophecy: Temperament in Human Nature. New York: Basic Books.
Keirsey, David (1998) Please Understand Me II: Temperament, Character, Intelligence (1st ed.). Prometheus Nemesis Book Co. pp. 3. 
Myers, Isabel Briggs with Peter B. Myers (1995) [1980]. Gifts Differing: Understanding Personality Type. Mountain View, CA: Davies-Black Publishing. pp. xi–xii. 
Myers, Isabel Briggs with Peter B. Myers (1995) Gifts Differing: Understanding Personality Type. Mountain View, CA: Davies-Black Publishing. 
Singh, A.K. (1997). Tests, Measurements and Research Methods in Behavioural Sciences. Bharti Bhawan, Patna.
Zeisset, Carolyn (2006). The Art of Dialogue: Exploring Personality Differences for More Effective Communication. Gainesville, FL: Center for Applications of Psychological Type, Inc. p. 13.
Hall, Calvin S. and Lindzey, A (1978). Theories of Personality John Wiley and Sons, New Jersey Dan, P. McAdams (2008). The Person: An Introduction to the Science of Personality Psychology John Wiley and Sons, New Jersey
Athey,I.J&Rubadeau,D.O(1970).Educational Implications of Piaget’s theory.Waltham,MA:GinnBlaisdell
Hergenhahn B.R & Mathew H.Olson (2008) An introduction to theories of learning, New Delhi
Morgan C.L,(2001) An introduction to comparative Psychology,London:W.Scott
Robinson,D.N(1986).An intellectual history of psychology (paperback text edition).University of Wisconsin Press
Kate Colin Neville (2010). The Complete Guide to Referencing and Avoiding Plagiarism (2nd Edition). Open University Press. ISBN: 978-0335241033. 

Nimit Chowdhary & Sarah Hussain (Eds) (2021). Handbook of Research and Publication Ethics. Bharti Publications: New Delhi. ISBN: 978-93-90818-53-2

Vibiana Bowman (Ed) (2004). The Plagiarism Plague: A Resource Guide and CD-ROM Tutorial for Educators. Neal-Schuman Publishers Inc. ISBN: 978-1555705015

Vinod Kumar Kanvaria (2015). Plagiarism, Citation and Referencing: Issues and Styles. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. ISBN: 978-1517395223

Wakil Kumar Yadav (2021). Research & Publication Ethics. Notion Press: ISBN:1685546714

Wendy Sutherland-Smith (2008). Plagiarism, the Internet and student learning: improving academic integrity. New York: Routledge. ISBN: 9780415432924

William & Mary Davis (2017). Referencing & Understanding Plagiarism (2nd Edition). PALGRAVE: Macmillan Publishers Limited, UK. ISBN: 978-1-137-53071-4

Instructor bio

Dr Sameer Babu M

University of Kerala
Dr. Sameer Babu M. teaches in the Department of Education, University of Kerala, as Assistant Professor of Education. He is working on the Psychology of the learning process and adolescents in general as his research thrusts. His major areas of interest are Aggression, Bullying, and Victimization, Goal Orientation, Academic Self-Handicapping, Innovations in Higher Education Curriculum and Pedagogy, MOOCs and E-activities, Technology for the Visually Impaired, Quality concerns in Higher Education, etc. He has expertise in developing psychological measures following psychometric principles. Moreover, as an editor and reviewer, he has a close association with international bodies like the Association of Management, American Association of Educational Research, and Research Out to Asia.

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